Designer Uniforms: The Outfits These 13 Fashion Visionaries Wear Every Single Day

When you make fashion, you don't dress ~*fashun.*~

Is there a direct relationship between how flamboyantly fashion designers dress and how beautiful the clothes they make are? Judge for yourself straight ahead, where we present the full range of uniforms these créateurs de luxe wear.

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Tom Ford

The look: A trim suit, white shirt, and not a laser-precision-trimmed hair out of place. Not even at the airport.

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Tom Ford in front of a wall
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Tom Ford in front of another wall
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Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel

The look: Rococo Gothic undertaker but chic and accessorized.

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Karl Lagerfeld staring into your soul
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Karl Lagerfeld inside a children's pop-up book
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Alexander Wang

The look: Outwardly the standard-issue T-shirt and dark denim, but, like, how does he get it to drape like that? Because that's his job?

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Alexander Wang on a sidewalk
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Alexander Wang at a movie premiere
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Phoebe Philo of Céline

The look: Infuriatingly, effortlessly chic in A SWEATER AND TROUSERS.

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Phoebe Philo sitting
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Phoebe Philo from far away
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Marc Jacobs

The look: It used to be a white shirt and a skirt-y bottom of some sort. Now that he's mellowed out a bit, it's a white shirt and a regular dark suit.

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Marc Jacobs on a step-and-repeat
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Marc Jacobs about to lose a sword fight
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Thom Browne

The look: Like the 37th von Trapp kid if he had access to a tailor who wasn't prone to getting scissor-happy with the curtains. (In case you're worried he'll catch a cold, he switches out the shorts for capris in colder weather.)

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Thom Browne with some molding
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Thom Browne on the runway
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Michael Kors

The look: Black suit, black T-shirt, sneakers, bright-white smile.

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Michael Kors taking a bow
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Michael Kors walking with joy
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Prabal Gurung

The look: American teenager with Equinox membership, circa 1950.

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Prabal Gurung with his trademark smirk
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Prabal Gurung, relieved
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Alber Elbaz, formerly of Lanvin

The look: One of the few huggable adult characters in an Eloise book.

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Alber Elbaz contemplating
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Alber Elbaz with velvet bow tie
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Jason Wu

The look: Pretty much the same T-shirt and jeans as his counterparts but navy. So much less severe.

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Jason Wu in front of some greenery
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Jason Wu with a coordinating wall color
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